Tag: "environmental" at medical news
Smoking may strongly increase long-term risk of eye disease
...so interact with AMD gene susceptibility and other environmental
risk factors. Jennifer S. L. Tan, M.B.B.S., B.E., University of Sydney and Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia, and colleagues examined 2,454 Australians age 49 and older to study the association between smoking and the 10-year incidence of AMD, a...
Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk
... there were several potential explanations such as environmental
contaminants that we were unable to measure, so additional study is clearly indicated. Quality of housing was evaluated based on cleanliness inside of the building and the physical condition of the buildings interior and exterior, as well as the co...
Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk
...re. But it also could be related to other, unknown environmental
contaminants." Schootman also says stress might be involved. Individuals who live in poor housing conditions may be more likely to be under stress as a function of where they live. There are known links between stress and diabetes that could help e...
'Heroes of Chemistry' honored for medical, energy, environmental breakthroughs
...ces the cost of producing para-xylene. It also has environmental
benefits as the process generates less waste and significantly reduces energy needed to produce para-xylene. Jeevan S. Abichandani, Ph.D., is the Research and Development Manager at Univation, an ExxonMobil joint venture. He received a Ph.D. in ...
It's time to look at health risks in a new light, authors say
...kin and Edward Bouwer are not physicians; both are environmental
scientists with decades of experience in analyzing...eering at Johns Hopkins. Rifkin is president of an environmental
consulting firm in Baltimore. The book includes a chapter on The Physicians and Patients Perspective...
Why women get more migraines than men
...le to migraines these include genes, hormones and environmental
triggers such as stress, diet, changes in sleep patterns and a host of others. While it is known that migraines in females fluctuate with the menstrual cycle and are more frequent during the menstrual period, the study results appear to be independen...
European heat waves double in length since 1880
...western Europe will experience some of the highest environmental
and social impacts of climate change and continue to experience devastating hot summers like the summer of 2003 more frequently in the future," Della-Marta said. The authors note that temperature records were likely overestimated in the past, when ...
Floods and fires across Europe captured from space
...s thwarted fire-fighting efforts. According to the environmental
group WWF, at least 4500 hectares of protected areas have burned in the past three weeks in Italy, with the hardest hit areas being Campania, Abruzzo, Calabria, Sicily and Puglia. Although searing temperatures and tinder dry conditions are to blam...
Home health care devices focus of FDA Conference at UH
...address human error (i.e. misuse of equipment) and environmental
(i.e. electromagnetic interference) factors; the need for updating durable medical equipment (i.e. walkers, wheel chairs, hospital beds) that do not require FDA regulation; creating a device-labeling repository that would provide easy online access t...
ESA's Earth Explorer gravity satellite on show
...gradiometer will undergo the final integration and environmental
testing programme to make sure everything is in order to withstand the rigours of launch and the hostile conditions it will experience in space. In spring 2008, GOCE will be launched on a Rockot launcher from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in north-weste...
Children and young people show elevated leukaemia rates near nuclear facilities
...lains Dr Baker. It is also possible that there are environmental
issues involved that we dont yet understand. If...a in the vicinity of nuclear facilities, including environmental
exposure and parental exposure. Professor Kinlen from Oxford University has also put forward a hypot...
The future of biofuels is not in corn
... U.S. fossil fuel consumption without unacceptable environmental
and economic consequences. "Rural communities wo...is a comprehensive review of the literature on the environmental
and economic implications of pinning our hopes on corn ethanol to reduce dependency on fossil fuels....
UD scientists invent novel hydrogels for repairing, regenerating human tissue
...ific shape in response to a particular trigger, or environmental
stimulus, such as exposure to light. After folding, it self-assembles, affording the hydrogel. Using MAX8, the eighth iteration of their original peptide, Lisa Haines-Butterick, a doctoral student in Schneider's group, figured out how to encapsulat...
European Space Agency's Envisat captures breath of volcano
...released by the eruption, and quantify their wider environmental
impact. Having access to these data over long periods of time is important for scientists to identify and analyse long-term trends and changes. ESA now has a 16-year archive of homogenous data thanks to the continuity of satellites ERS-1, ERS-2 an...
Environmental inequality study finds no direct links to segregation, income
... "The results may surprise people who think that environmental
racial inequality is due solely to poverty and res...likely that the role these factors play in shaping environmental
inequality is highly contingent on local conditions." Since the term "environmental racism" was c...
Millennium development goals: Are we on track?
...s, including poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental
degradation and discrimination against women. MDG1 has a twofold objective: reduce the proportion of people living on less than a dollar a day, and reduce the proportion of people suffering hunger by half. In order to meet these goals, Webb highligh...
Reduced greenhouse gas emissions required to avoid dangerous increases in heat stress
...co-researcher and associate professor of civil and environmental
engineering at Loyola Marymount University. The ...rated a reduction in population growth and greater environmental
concern, Diffenbaugh said. The researchers are currently using the high-resolution model to furthe...
Report calls for new directions, innovative approaches in testing chemicals for toxicity to humans
...etter data on the potential risks humans face from environmental
agents, building a stronger scientific foundation that can improve regulatory decisions to mitigate those risks, and reducing the time, money, and animals needed for testing. Implementing the strategy envisioned by the committee will require a su...
International Workshop on Cities, Science and Sustainability
...ed can be conveyed to a wider audience. City-wide environmental
or sustainable-development master-plans will also be considered. The abstract deadline is 15 July 2007; institutes will be invited to prepare a full case study based on the selection of abstracts made by the Advisory Board. Full case study deadline ...
Blocking stress protein decreases Alzheimer's peptide in mice
...increased amyloid beta. "There are very few known environmental
risk factors for Alzheimer's disease," Holtzman no... higher education lowers it. Stress may be another environmental
factor that increases risk." Holtzman, Csernansky and their colleagues are intrigued by the possibi...
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